My apologies if I am covering old ground, I missed the first episode, but what was that character up to on Channel 4 last night? The format of the program appeared to be that he had been paid to go camping in Canada, do some fishing, set a few traps, live off his "backup" rations and if it all goes wrong activate his distress beacon to get a float plane home. What a fantastic holiday, I'm sure if CH4 had put an add for it on here they would have had numerous applicants many of whom would have done it for free. Now I don't begrudge him the opportunity, I assume it was an idea he pitched at them, so fair play. What made me hurl abuse at the television was his moaning. "I'm so tired, my pack's so heavy, I'm scared of bears (despite the fact I'm armed.)" He had: Nothing to do. Put the floppy on first stag every night. Covered ground at a pace of his choosing. When the hunter/gatherer effort didn't work, dig into his rations. Was anyone else desperate for a psychotic CSgt to jump out of the bushes order a change of command, rip the binos and prismatic (camera) off him, load him up with the 352, some GPMG link and a concrete LAW, crack a smoke grenade and order a 20km extraction. Then let the sweat dripping off him under 3R choke his moaning. I am no TV exec but surely: no rations no weapons no distress beacon an extraction point on a specified date at a specified time at considerable distance from the drop off would make far superior TV. I shall not be watching next week. Rant over.